Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. It is a hands-on way for you to bless children in need across the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and fun gifts. We collect the boxes and distribute them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in vulnerable situations.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

National Collection Weeks are coming!
23rd October – 4th November

Drop off locations to be announced.
Order pre-printed shoeboxes.




Get Involved

Are you interested in serving with Operation Christmas Child? Whether it’s packing a gift-filled shoebox, volunteering, leading your church, or donating, we have many opportunities for you to get involved and make an eternal difference!

How To Pack A Shoebox

Are you interested in packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child? This is a step by step guide of how to pack a shoebox.


By serving year-round or seasonally with Samaritan’s Purse through Operation Christmas Child, you will be a part of proclaiming the Gospel in more than 100 countries.


Click below to purchase a shoebox label, buy pre-printed shoeboxes, give to The Greatest Journey, Pack a Shoebox Online or give a general donation to Operation Christmas Child.

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